Energy challenges are now at the forefront of politics, economics and research in the state, the nation and the world. As an institution with strong research and outreach capabilities, the University of Rhode Island is uniquely positioned to develop locally based solutions to these global challenges.The URI Outreach Center established its Sustainable Energy Program to develop and implement locally-based solutions to global energy challenges by partnering with local, state, regional and national decision-makers, energy providers, nonprofits and the business community while training and engaging students.
The Energy Fellows Program provides URI undergraduate and graduate students with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience addressing real-world energy issues working in interdisciplinary teams with staff, faculty or outside oganizations on one or more projects.
Fellows also receive training in general energy topics as well as specialized leadership and communication training. Throughout the course of their internship, Fellows will participate in URI Outreach Center events and will present their work to the University community and general public.
Who should apply?
Students in all academic majors are encouraged to apply. Those students who have a passion for and sustained interest in their focus area and can demonstrate the ability to produce high quality work will be selected.
When does the program start and how often do students work?
Selected Fellows for our 2014 Program will begin work in February 2014 and continue through December 2014. Fellows will be expected to work the following hours for pay or for credit:
Spring 2014 & Fall 2014 Semesters - 10 hours/week
Summer 2014 - 30-40 hours/week
Download the application form (PDF). Submit a completed application form in hard copy along with a resume, unofficial transcript, two letters of recommendation, one writing sample, and cover letter to:
Energy Fellows & Projects Coordinator
URI Outreach Center
3 E Alumni Avenue
Kingston, RI 02881
Applications for our 2014 Program are due November 15, 2013
Fellows will be contacted for interviews in December and will be notified of selection in early January.
For more information please contact Kristina DiSanto at firstname.lastname@example.org or (401)874-4524.
Ask an Energy Fellow:
Have an energy-related question?
Email your question to the Energy Fellows at email@example.com. Our students will research your question and respond promptly.
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